‘Loving Vincent’ will be the world’s first feature length painted animation, with every shot painted with oil paints on canvas, just as Van Gogh himself painted. Written & Directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, produced by Poland’s BreakThru Films & UK’s Trademark Films. The film is scheduled for a 2017 release.
Written By Kayla Miller Ottawa art gallery Studio Sixty Six’s upcoming exhibition Erupt, opening with a reception on October 5th (6-9PM) features new works from recent graduates of the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO). Located in Ottawa’s Byward Market, SPAO is an independent, not-for-profit school and career college aimed at giving intensive learning experiences and enriching the culture of photographic arts.
Peter Shmelzer and his art have been called provocative, disturbing and immoral. He’s not bothered. “I’m not trying to shock anybody,” he says. “I’m not hateful. There’s a lot of things that I’m not. Look again.” In the era of Pussy Riot and Brett Bailey, the censorship of art is as big of an issue as it was when Gustave Courbet painted “The Origin of the World” in 1866.
Prolific Canadian artist, Douglas Coupland, is installing a giant bust of himself for spectators to stick their chewing gum on. Coupland has described his work as a “gum-based, crowdsourced, and publicly interactive self portrait.” The work will be up from May 31st until September 1st and is located on Howe Street outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
George Clooney graces the cover of W Magazine this December for their Art issue. The art direction was done by renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who created the and customized the suit that George Clooney is wearing. Some may know of Yayoi for her collaboration with Louis Vuitton. For the full article go here.
An interview by Emily Kennel Chatting with Andrew Salgado on his Work, the Art Market, and his Upcoming Ottawa Engagement   Despite cyclical and unpredictable economic troubles, there are few things that make better investments than art. Last May in the midst of a crippling recession Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream sold for a record $120 million at auction.